Who were the 2013 VIC ResourceSmart Schools winners?
Author: Ryan Collins
Winners of the Victorian ResourceSmart Schools Awards 2013 were recently announced, with Melbourne Girl's College taking out School of the Year. The school was recognised for their integrated, whole of community approach towards sustainability and outstanding achievements in biodiversity, community leadership and energy.
The Waste School of the Year (Primary) award, sponsored by MobileMuster was presented to Epping Views Primary School. This school was recognised for its exceptional efforts in raising awareness within its community on the detrimental effects of waste on the environment and an impressive reduction of landfill and paper waste per student by 61% in the last year.
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) Chief Executive Officer, Chris Althaus presented the award and commented, "It's important to support and acknowledge schools, teachers and students for their creative efforts to reduce waste and encourage recycling in their schools and communities."
Along with sponsoring the awards, MobileMuster has developed an extensive curriculum based online Teachers Guide and interactive MusterKids Zone to assist teachers on the frontline of sustainability education and give students access to a range of games, videos, factsheets, calculators and downloads about the life cycle of mobile phones and product stewardship.
The Waste School of the Year (Secondary) award, sponsored by fellow National Recycling Week supporter, TechCollect, was won by Western Port Secondary College. Finalists and winners shared in up to $40,000 in cash and prizes to help support and grow their sustainability initiatives.
For a full list of finalists and winners visit Sustainability Victoria.